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our team of trackers. larry miller covering your morning commute. allyson and erica tracking a yellow alert day which will affect the afternoon commute. >> and parts of the morning commute, especially areas to the west. light rain, some sprinkles. it's a muggy day with scattered showers even by lunch time and thereafter. so grab the umbrella as you head out the door today. you are going to need it at some point if not a couple of times today. take a look how we're starting off on your michael & son camera. it's cloudy, muggy. a little dreary looking too. temperatures in the upper 70s but it feels warmer than that once you factor in the humidity. the humidity is going to stay. here's a look at doppler 9000. we have a couple of light sprinkles around the district and off to the east. but we do have some heavier rain off to the west. it was very stationary for a while but it's starting to pick up its pace a little bit. so putting the storm tracker on it pushing off to about route 15 and pushing -- [ inaudible ] this is a slow move. this will push on through.
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as we heat up this afternoon, we'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms redevelop by the afternoon and into the evening. so temperatures will be a little bit lower today in the upper 80s. still warm and sticky through the afternoon. we'll talk about more thunderstorms for tomorrow. larry, over to you. thanks, allyson. everything still running on schedule. buses and trains, good news there. it's 395, the northbound side that we have some trouble. for those of you going through that area, want to let you know two thru lanes on the northbound side of i-395 are closed as a result of an accident. one of our web producers is actually making her way up this area. she took a picture for us that she posted on twitter to show us the situation there. so you can see not only emergency crews, tow trucks but the situation. we're seeing delays all the way from shirlington circle. here's a live look from our camera now. you can see all lanes pretty much crawling for the most part. you can account for that by adding anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to your commute time. no issues on the inner or outer loop of the beltway.
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i-270 from frederick to the beltway all lanes are open. traffic flowing freely. your next update coming up in about ten minutes. >> reporter: we are live in colesville where firefighters are still trying to find the people who live here in this home on white drive. they've knocked out the bulk of the fire, as you can see, but there is significant damage. it's not clear if the homeowners are here or simply out of town. firefighters have still not been able to get in contact with them. the fire broke out just around 3:45 this morning. firefighters have been here all morning. when they first got here, they saw heavy flames shooting out of the roof and that caused the roof to collapse there in this home. there are about 75 firefighters that are here right now on the scene in the street. white drive is blocked off. firefighters have just been working to search throughout the home and make sure that no one is home. if they are again still until accounted for. this is what pete per jer had
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to -- pete perringer had to say. >> we're on the theory they're out of town but at this point still unaccounted for. >> reporter: i was talking to a couple of neighbors. they said they heard the sirens and the fire department arriving on the scene so they came out here and that's what they saw, these massive flames shooting out of this house. they're hopeful of course that the people who live in this home are not here. we'll keep you updated. i'm going to talk to the public information officer and get more information about what's going on here. as soon as i get that, i'll bring it you to. i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. happening today outside analysts take a closer look at the police response during the baltimore city riots. rioters looted and set businesses on fire just hours after freddie gray's funeral. the police executive research forum today will begin a round table discussion with agencies around the region that helped during the unrest.
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about 160 officers were hurt. hundreds arrested and dozens of businesses destroyed. today we're also expecting to hear from the police union. the union will release its own review despite what it called, quote, stall tactics by the police department and the mayor's office. more of what we can expect coming up in the next half- hour. delia goncalves, wusa9. d.c. police would like the public's help looking for a man who opened fire at a playground. it happened yesterday outside the columbia heights community center on gerard street. the play ground was packed with children when about half a dozen gunshots rang out. luckily no one was hurt. investigators now believe a teenager linked to the stabbing death of an american university alum might have taken synthetic drugs. 18-year-old jas par spires -- jasper spires is accused of stabbing kevin sutherland 30 or 40 times after stealing his cell phone. it happened on the red line train as it moved into the noma- gallaudet station last
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saturday. a montgomery county county corrections officer faces rape charges this morning. jerome simmons from laurel is accused of assaulting a woman who was trying to complete her community service. police say the 32-year-old simmons was overseeing a work detail in rockville when he attacked a woman in a restroom. detectives say simmons also told the woman if she had sex with him at a later date, he would sign off on documents showing she had completed her community service. tenants living in a silver spring high-rise have been swepterring for days inside their -- sweltering for days inside their apartment complex. the building lost power twice in 72 hours. the problem was an electrical fire. >> i'm a dialysis patient and it's, you know -- it's a problem. >> i'm a little agitated. i wouldn't say i'm angry. i think the people have a right to be angry are probably the senior citizens. >> the red cross open add shelter for tenants at nearby blair high school. and now members of the
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state house of representatives in south carolina will be weighing in on removing the confederate flag from statehouse grounds. i'm mike hydeck. they'll start their debate at 10:00 this morning. the south carolina state senate overwheppingly approved -- overwhelmingly approved taking it down. if it gets to her desk, governor nikki haley says she will sign the by. this has been a conten shaws debate for -- contentious debate for years. the momentum shifted into high gear to get it removed when a white supremacist killed nine people at a black church in charleston. many of his online racist rants featured the picture of the confederate flag. the state up in in columbia reported confederate flag robo calls went out urging their representatives to tell them not to stand with leftist fanatics who want to destroy the south we love.
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but about 30 members of the house of representatives took a tour of a confederate relic room a mile from the state house. that is likely where the flag will end up if the legislation is signed by the governor. fallout continues after a disturbing rev lawtion is made in the -- rev lawtion is made in the -- revelation is made in the bill cosby sex scandal. >> a steamy start to the day. the temperature combined with the humidity making it feel like it's in the 80s already in downtown washington. you can see on the weather cam just how socked in we are with the cloud cover and the kind of hazy weather as well. upper 80s this afternoon. scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. and that will lead to a yellow some of my competitors plan to reduce the use of antibiotics over the next few years. but what are you having for dinner tonight? try perdue® simply smart® and harvestland®. two trusted perdue brands of chicken
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it's 6:10 i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. temperatures in the 70s throughout the metro. take a look at some of those numbers. we're taking a look at the michael & son weather cam first. you can see that kind of haze that we have out there. that is going to lead to showers and thunderstorms later on today because of the approaching cold front. the thunderstorms could start as early as about 1:00. our high temperature today is also our 1:00 temperature. 88 degrees. we'll talk more about temperatures in the 90s. there we go again. back to the 90s in the first alert seven-day forecast. right now time for timesaver traffic and larry miller. >> thanks. we want to give you a quick update. the police activity is closing the intersection of 45th and pond street. this is in northeast d.c. and 45th street between douglas
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street and pond street. if you're traveling on 50 -- inbound rather, here's a live look at new york avenue at blindensburg road. traffic is -- bladensburg road. traffic is flowing freely. no issues there. on 95 heading northbound toward the capital beltway and on to i- 395, no major issues. just volume mainly once you get into areas like newington. we'll send it over to you. a local research project aims to help improve the health of younger people with type 1 diabetes. >> subway's well known spokesman jared fogle suspended after his home was raided by ♪ southwest is having a sale because when there's a reunion every cent should go to a killer dress. ♪"never gonna get it" by en vogue ♪ and heels. and a blowout. mani/pedi. three weeks of tanning. facial. a backup dress. bronzer, lip gloss...
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i was so bummed when i walk up this morning ands ared there was an outdoor movie in georgetown. to close out the night, a nice way -- it's past my bedtime but still. [ multiple voices ] >> it would have been a nice opportunity. doesn't sound like we'll have that opportunity this afternoon. >> there was a nice breeze. the nats game was very comfortable. we are a little mowg gi this morning. that's -- muggy this morning. that's kind of an understatement. we do have the threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. take a look at michael & son camera. we're cloudy and hazy out there through the district. not much going on ur morning commute as you get out the door. the 81 corridor up' tracking some light rain -- i'm tracking some light rain. i chased -- changed the settings on doppler 9000 to get a better idea of where the sprinkles are. not much hitting the ground. we have reports of light rain through hagerstown, winchester
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and luray and then the lighter green barely reaching the ground. i got a call from our weather watcher in martinsburg. you are going to see pockets of rain push on through for areas off to the north and west. once we head through lunch time and thereafter, we'll get more scattered showers and thunderstorms developing and some of those could have heavier pockets of rainfall. 2:00 looking at scattered showers and thunderstorms so it's not going to be a washout of a day. it's just one of the those days you want to keep that umbrella with you throughout the afternoon. as the sun sets everything will begin to fade away but there will be a few last lingering showers. tomorrow the same front hasn't gone through our area yet so we're going to run another chance for showers and storms tomorrow afternoon. we won't see them in the morning tomorrow. 88 today. 91 for tomorrow. and we'll dry out just a bit on friday and more so on saturday. next week it's going to be a scorcher into the mid-90s. marc train riders no issues on the attention.
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vre -- no issues on the trains. vre, the same. sky 9 is over the scene of a rollover crash on bw parkway showing us not only the delays -- we were seeing delays a moment ago but once it gets in place, we'll see at least this rollover crash. u.s. park police responding to that situation at the moment. that is the northbound side. you can see the accident. emergency crews are on the scene at this point so we're still working to gather more information at least about the car itself. but as you can see, the northbound side brought to a standstill as a result of this accident. you want to use route 1 as an alternative at this point. we'll have another update for you coming up shortly. we'll send it over you to. in the news 6:17. a man accused in the shooting death of a young woman in san francisco has pleaded not guilty. >> the case is renewing the debate over immigration policies and how they pay have played a role in the case. hannah daniels has more. >> reporter: juan pan cisco
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lopez -- francisco lopez sanchez sits behind bars accused of killing 32-year-old kathryn steinle last week as she walked along the san francisco pier with her father. a law enforcement official revealed tuesday the gun used in the crime belonged to a federal agent. an illegal immigrant lopez sanchez has been deported back to mexico five times since 1994 and has seven felony convictions. he was arrested two months ago on drug charges and then released from jail after prosecutors dropped the case despite a request from immigration and customs enforcement to hold him for a federal deportation hearing. in the wake of the shooting many lawmakers on capitol hill are questioning san francisco's sanctuary policy, a policy that prevents law enforcement agencies from holding a person because of their immigration status. >> right there at the prison door escorting take person back to his country of origin. >> reporter: in an interview with cnn tuesday, democratic presidential candidate hillary
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clinton says the city made a mistake. >> i have absolutely no support for a city that ignores the strong evidence that should be acted on. >> reporter: lopez sanchez is due back in court in two weeks. ana daniels -- hannah daniels, cbs news, washington. more backlash this morning over newly unseed court -- unsealed court documents where bill cosby admitted to giving sedatives to women he wanted to have sex with. reruns of his sitcom is being pulled from the air and disney is removing a cosby statue from its hollywood theme park. still no comment from cosby on those acquisitions. subway is suspending its relationship with spokesman jared fogle after his indiana home was raided by the f.b.i. it comes two months after the former executive director of fogle's foundation was arrested on porn charges. fogle became the subway
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spokesperson after he famously lost 245 pounds in part by eating subway sandwiches. a new report finds student loans from military members -- [ inaudible ] according to the consumer financial protection bureau, there have been more than 1300 complaints since 2012. most of the problems stem from military personnel trying to defer loan payments while on active duty or after being disabled which is allowed under the law. it should soon be easier for former members of the military to prove their veteran status. a bill is on its way to president obama's desk that would allow all veterans to receive official identification cards through the department of veterans affairs. supporters say the bill should minimize the threat of identity theft and make it easier for veterans to prove their military service. lawmakers are calling on the justice department to investigate the former head of the agency that investigates chemical accidents. they're concerned where the
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former chairman made false statements during testimony before an oversight committee. he resigned as chairman of the chemical safe following accusations of mismanagement. meanwhile the right to die bill in california is on the shelf after lawmakers decided not to present it at the assembly health committee meeting yesterday. authors of the bill feared they didn't have the votes to get it through. the bill would have allowed doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to end their lives. it's a little known but heart attack is the leading cause of death for people younger than 40 who have type 1 diabetes. they're ten times more likely to suffer a heart attack. at med star georgetown they're inviting volunteers to take part in a new study looking at the risk for heart attacks and strokes in children with type 1 diabetes and how best to treat them. >> reporter: robby murphy is a typical 13-year-old excited to begin a busy fun-filled summer. >> we're going on a cruise to
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the virgin islands, playing some golf. >> reporter: a normal kid with one difference. robby has type 1 diabetes. he was diagnosed two years ago. >> surprised. it doesn't run if our family at all. >> reporter: something else his mom kim never thought would be an issue right now was robby's possible increased risk for a stroke or heart attack. >> approximately 25% of the adolescent population that have type 1 diabetes have already two cardiovascular risk factors, higher blood pressure, higher cholesterol, lower numbers of the good cholesterol. >> reporter: but only 1% of adolescent patients are on medication. a pediatric endocrinologist at med star georgetown says doctors are hesitant to prescribe cholesterol lowering medication like lipitor because there isn't clear evidence they're safe or even effective in children. robby is helping the doctor gather that evidence. he's participating in a new type 1 diabetes study. >> the question is do we if we
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treat the children, do we actually make a difference? do we prevent the progression of the disease? >> reporter: she needs 150 younger study volunteers. >> it helps for a good cause. we're trying to find a cure for this because it's really not fun but hey, you've got to live with it and just try to get a cure for it. >> the trial is enrolling children both with and without diabetes who are not currently on cholesterol medication. if you'd like to learn more about this or volunteer for the type 1 diabetes study, contact stephanie gubb at med start georgetown university hospital. the number is 202-444-1210. that information is on our website at after the break new findings may have hit on a way to drastically reduce the number of homeless americans. >> plus, the world cup victory for the u.s. women raises new concerns about the gender pay gap in
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time warner cable is being ordered to pay more than $200,000 to one texas woman. she sued after she claims she repeatedly asked time warner cable to stop making robo calls. in total she received 153 of them. a spokeswoman for time warner says the company is reviewing its options and determining how to proceed. the world championship women's soccer team is back on u.s. soil after being japan in the world cup final and yesterday the team thanked fans at a rally in los angeles. they're also preparing for a parade in new york. >> the first ticker tape parade for a non-new york team in 30 years. the win also raised one major issue when it comes to sports and gender, the pay gap. >> good morning, l.a. >> reporter: the world champion u.s. women's team was greeted by thousands of cheering fans at today's victory rally in los angeles. star goalie hope solo took a picture of one fan's sign calling for equal pay for the
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women. recently it was revealed the team will split $2 million for their victory. germany which won last year's men's world cup was awarded $35 million. debra larkin is with the national women's sports foundation. >> we shouldn't keep deciding of who's more important, our sons or our daughters, our husbands or our wives that people should be treated equally. >> reporter: fifa which runs the world cup says the prizes are based on revenue. this year's figures have not been released but four years ago the women's world cup brought in almost $73 million. the 2010 men's world cup in south africa made almost $4 billion. those players got $348 million, 9% of the total revenue. the women's teams got a higher percentage with 13% but the bottom line was still much less, $10 million. >> we need to have some more male allies who will say this is not acceptable. >> reporter: two women soccer leagues have already failed in
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this country and the current one, the nwsl averages only will 4500 spectators per game. the question is whether women's soccer can build on the momentum of this world cup victory. the women players have tangled with fifa before, a group sued because they had to play on fake turf this year which men never do. and the outgoing fifa president once said women should wear shorter shorts so raise the popularity of their game. good morning. welcome back to wusa9. it's 6:29 on this wednesday, july 8. i'm andrea roane. get prepared for an afternoon of very wet, volatile weather. the blinding rain is tomorrow.
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>> exactly. larry miller, erica grow, allyson rae all here to talk about how the next 48 hours is going to unfold. when is the blinding rain? >> i don't think volatile is the word it use. we'll see showers and storms. pockets of heavy rain but it's not going to be all day. it will come through and we'll get dumped on and it will push on through. tomorrow another round of showers and thunderstorms. i think volatile will be a word to use tomorrow because we could see some stronger storms. today the reason i don't want to use that word today is because we have so much cloud cover in place that it wiaway the volatility and instability. but it's very warm and humid nonetheless. sticky out there. temperatures are into the upper 70s. feeling into the lower 80s and we are going to see light showers this morning. we're getting reports of light rain through hagerstown, winchester and luray. leesburg mostly cloudy. a couple of sprinkles. as we head into the amp, it's so hot and -- into the the afternoon, it's so hot and humid that we will see those
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storms develop. some will have heavy pockets of rain but it's go go not going to rain all day. -- it's not going to rain all day. larry, over you to. we have a bit of a serious situation on the northbound side of the bw parkway. all lanes are closed on the northbound side after route 23, after reports of an overturned vehicle. sky 9 is over the situation not only showing us the delays but we did at one point get a glimpse of the accident. we understand at this at this point according to some of the images we've seen from brad here in the chopper, that we have two cars involved. one of which is rolled over. another which a truck there is also here on the side of the road. again all lanes of the northbound side are closed. at this point we're seeing a mild backup. this could of course continue to grow as we get toward the height of rush hour. route 1, 95 having checked that camera is going to be your best bet at this point but you certainly want to stay away from this area. we're not sure how long this cleanup will last but we are hearing reports that someone has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
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we'll continue to monitor the situation and pass along any new information as soon as we get it. we're starting to see delays 066. for those of you traveling inbound toward the beltway going through areas like centreville and fairfax making your way into town, you'll start to see these volume delays start to grow mainly in areas like manassas so you'll need to be able to account for that. around the beltway, no mayor issues for you this morning -- major issues for you this morning. free and clear both on the inner and outer loop at river road. your next update coming up in roughly ten minutes. >> reporter: live in colesville where firefighters have the majority of a fire knocked out at a home on white drive. the homeowners still unaccounted for. take a look. this fire broke out at about 3:45 this morning. firefighters got the majority of the fire knocked down in about half an hour. when they first got here there were flames shooting from the roof. that caused the roof to collapse. that led to firefighters having to take their time as they search through this home for the homeowners or anyone would may be there.
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there's a lot of structural instability here in the house so it's taken them quite a bit longer. they tell me they're probably going to be here for at least a couple more hours. neighbors say they are hopeful, of course, that the homeowners were not here, that they were traveling. there are two cars in the garage that were here or in the driveway, rather but we're still waiting to hear on the status of the homeowners. about 75 firefighters responded and that's what woke up some of the neighbors. >> i heard the sirens coming. i woke up and i saw the fire outside my window. it was over two stories what i heard and i don't know, it was -- we all came outside. there was like 13 fire trucks. the smoke had been going on for over an hour. >> reporter: firefighters tell me the roof has collapsed down into the basement and all those floors have combined together so that is what's taking so long to go through all those layers and try to search to make sure the occupants are not there. as soon as we find out more information about where they
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are, we'll let you know. i have the public information officer standing by. i'm nikki burdine. back you to in the studio. >> reporter: the baltimore police city union will release its review of the police response during the city's riots back in april but the union president already critical of baltimore city police and the mayor claiming the refusal to turn over police transmission tape was a stall tactic. baltimore's police chief fired back saying he did not want to get into a war of words but it's already started. he said the union was grandstanding and police have begun to implement changes since the riots. still the union's review we are expecting today will only consist of testimony from union members. the union claims those police officers were told to stand down after several of them were being attacked, rocks thrown at them by rioters but the police and the mayor deny that claim. the mayor says the truth will come out in an independent
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review and that begins today. delia goncalves, wusa9. continuing coverage now. a second deadline passes in the iran nuclear negotiations and another one is looming. this is mike hydeck live in the newsroom. there's talk of possibly keeping the negotiations open ended as long as some progress is being made. senior administration officials say they've never been closer to a comprehensive deal to curb iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting international sanctions. white house spokesman josh ernest says the administration is demanding an agreement that clearly shuts down any pathway to an iran nuclear weapon. iran, however, has not been able to sign so the dotted line. negotiators say they are not limited by u.s. deadlines. the energy administer says if you need to extend a third or fourth deadline, that's still better than signing a half baked deal. as far as the other looming deadline, recently passed u.s.- led legislation requires the obama administration to submit any agreement reached with iran to congress by july 9. that's
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tomorrow. then lawmakers get 30 days to vet the terms. if the deadline is missed lawmakers get an additional month to scrutinize an agreement. live in the newsroom, mike hydeck, wusa9. the key to reducing homelessness in the u.s. housing vouchers. that's a finding of a new study from the department of housing and urban development. they found that homeless families use the vouchers to help pay for housing in the private market. the end result is reduced psychological stress, domestic violence and food insecurity and they were less likely to become homeless again. a new drug just approved by the food and drug administration could reduce the rate of deaths from heart failure. the drug is made by novartis. the fda says studies show it reduces the rates of heart- related deaths and hospital daition compared with older -- hospitalization compared with older drugs. nearly five million americans suffer from heart failure. halfway through the workweek. it's time to start talking about the weekend. how about two tickets to dierks bentley. he'll be performing at jiffy
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in hagerstown. a cold front is on the way. that's going to bring us showers and thunderstorms, possibly as early as right after noon. your high temperature 88 degrees. that's also the temperature at 1:00. the thunderstorms could continue off and on through the evening commute and into the evening hours. but then we'll get a little bit of a break as we head into the overnight. we'll talk more about temperatures in the 90s in the first alert seven day. time again for timesaver traffic. >> erica, thanks. want to again give you an update. bw parkway northbound after route 32 remains closed as a result of now what we've been able to confirm is a single vehicle accident. so we have now at least a mile to a mile and a half delay. we expect that to grow. 95 is really going to be your best bet at this point to help you get to your destination on time. you're going to see all of the drivers there brought to a halt. on 95 on the virginia side, no issues as you make your way northbound up toward the beltway. all lanes are open. we'll send it over to you. coming up move over
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tomatoes. other ingredients are now being used to make ketchup. >> right after the break, a sky diver has a brush with death. th
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welcome back to wusa9. the time is 6:44. a stunt by a veteran sky diver in california left him with a potentially heart injury. >> his life was saved by cutting edge surgery. kelly rye qan has more on -- ryan has more on what this married father calls a major wake-up call. >> reporter: he sits in a hospital bed remembering a weekend skydive that turned life threatening. he was hoping for a big splash as he jumped from a helicopter down on lake of the pines for a 4th of july celebration. >> i misjudged my speed and so i popped up too early. i was carrying would too much speed when i released the parachute. >> reporter: he hit the water
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chest first. >> second i hit the water, i knew it was bad. i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: he had a severe blunt injury to his aorta. he was rushed to the hospital where doctors found broken ribs. because of the potentially deadly aorta injury, he was flown to u.c. davis medical center. >> closer to death than life. >> reporter: that's how dr. david dawson describes the shape he was in when he arrived. his type of injury would require open-heart surgery in the past but vandershore didn't get that. what was a new life saving procedure that helped him survive? >> now would we're able to do is a minimally invasive approach where we put a stent graft into the blood vessel to provide a seal or support for the area of injury and we can do that all through a small indecision in the grown -- incision in the groin. >> reporter: it's only been around since 2012 but has given patients a chance they didn't have in the past.
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doctors say he should return to normal life in about six weeks. the sky diver says he recognizes the mistake he made and the life saving gift he'd been given. it's changed him. >> thinking about what might be cool versus like i'm a dad and we have a second baby on the way so i need to -- i need to grow up. >> wow. >> i cannot imagine that impact and to be able to walk away from take. >> to do that kind of damage and not is open-heart surgery. it's amazing. every day technology changing. 6:46. time to see what our partners over at cbs this morning are covering. >> we say good morning to nor a row donnell live in new york -- norah o'donnell live in new york with a preview. >> grng morning to you -- good morning you to. we're in north carolina covering the crash of a cessna with an f-16. and the running of the bulls.
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we'll talk to a someone who has done this 38 times and why some people age faster than others. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. all those mysteries revealed. >> 38 times and lived to tell about it. look forward to that. thank you, norah. allyson rae back with us and again andrea brought her fan. >> and she says i will not need it as much as i'll need it later in the week. >> it's still going to be very uncomfortable. you step outside, it feels like you're walking into a bowl of water. it's so humid out there. did is going to be very hot next week. you'll see it on the seven-day forecast. today we're looking at scattered showers and a few thunderstorms during the afternoon. we're starting off with a few light showers off to the west but most areas are dry for your morning rush. looking at a cloudy sky and it is a little hazy out there. 79 degrees. feeling warmer than that once you factor in the humidity. the humidity is going to stay very high. light rain around luray, winchester and up through
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hagerstown and sprinkles -- much else hitting the ground. winds stay to the southwest and we heat up. we will see these scattered showers and thunderstorms develop. it's not going to be a washout but hold on to the umbrella. we'll see pockets of heavy rainfall, a few bursts of lightning and as we head through the evening hours, everything will begin to fade away but we'll still have lingering showers out there for your drive home and even sunset. tomorrow morning we'll start out drier than we are this morning. we are still going to see another round of showers and storms. this boundary doesn't get out of the way till the end of the week. temperatures today upper #s on. it -- upper 80s. it will feel into the 90s. 91 for tomorrow. scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly just during the afternoon. those areas with the light rain right now off to the west. that will slowly progress off to the east as the mid-morning rolls on. a little drier over the weekend and hot, hot, hot next week, scorching, mid-90s feeling warmer than that when you factor in the humidity.
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larry, over to you. >> thank you. that now one-mile backup has now grown to nearly four miles on the bw parkway northbound after 32 because of a single vehicle accident. again all lanes closed. sky 9 is over the scene at this point to show us the -- looks like the emergency crews as well as some other crews making their way toward the scene. but you can see traffic brought to a halt. it's been that way at least for the past half an hour and is only expected to get worse. so no signs yet of any lanes opening again we're asking drivers to consider 95 as an alternative. all lanes are open on 95 northbound heading toward areas like baltimore. back to the maps again. i want to show you how things are shaping up on marc. no issues on marc or vre all running on schedule. if traveling southbound on i- 270 from father hurley boulevard down toward the beltway, you're looking at a 16- minute commute for you this morning. volume starting to build up mainly on i-66 and areas like centreville and fairfax but from sully road to north lee highway, a 27-minute commute for you. northbound on the virginia side
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of 95 from cardinal drive up toward the beltway 17-minute commute. westbound on 50 for those of you out in prince george's county from mlk highway to first street northwest, you're looking at a 20-minute commute there. from our maryland camera we'll get a better look at how things are shaping up at the beltway. all lanes open on the inner and outer loop. no major issue there is but if you're going to be traveling to areas like baltimore, consider 95 and not the bw parkway. we'll send it over to you. earlier this morning we learned that ketchup isn't just for tomatoes anymore. >> cherries as well. tommy mcfly caught up with a couple changing the condiment game in d.c. if you will. he joins us from the fresh fm studios. you found they were actually able to work together, the husband and wife duo? >> reporter: sure did. so cherries, mangos, pine ales -- pineapples and all, that's what ketchup was made of years ago. this couple is trying to bring back old world traditions while
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keeping their marriage together. i had to check out and find out how that all goes down. >> we get some weird looks. people think it's jam or jelly. we have to really get them to try it to realize it's very savory. >> reporter: but how sweet is the relationship now that they're building a condiment empire? >> it's actually pretty easy. >> it's had its challenges but we've-- >> we've never-- >> it's actually brought us pretty close. >> haven't had any blowout fights. >> we're good about leaving ketchup in the kitchen and going back to our normal lives and being husband and wife. >> reporter: they make their ketchups most evenings after working all day at different jobs. then they try to fill the demand for restaurants and supermarkets and local farmers markets right now. that's the secret, to leave the ketchup in the kitchen. in the 94.7 fresh fm studios, i'm tommy mcfly, wusa9.
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>> all right. >> i just wonder how it-- >> i thought having sur surrachae in my ketchup was great. this is a new taste. a local republican reveals his plans for the 2016 presidential race
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firefighters are searching for the people who live here. neighbors are hoping homeowners are out of town. it's taken firefighters a couple of hours to get the hot spots out. [ no audio ] begins round table discussions with members t ofhe police department throughout the region that responded to the unrest. andrea? another local politician is jumping into the crowded 2016 presidential race. he's former virginia governor jim gilmore and he plans to announce his candidacy early next month. gilmore made a short live run at the g.o.p. nomination eight years ago. the countdown is on in just a couple of hours. a third ben's chili bowl is opening in northeast washington at the corner of h and 10th streets. this is ben's largest location
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yet. it includes an adjacent bar and rooftop space. it's pretty steamy out there as far as the humidity is concerned. light rain through the 81 corridor but everybody else is dry for now. make sure you bring the up bell la. we will see -- umbrella. we will see scattered showers this afternoon and a few rumbles of thunder. the storm threat sticks around for tomorrow and it's going to be pretty hot for next week. >> when is the blinding rain? >> we'll see pockets of heavy rain today and also tomorrow. >> thanks, allyson. a lot of problems on the northbound side of the bw parkway after route 32 where we have the single-vehicle accident. a four-mile backup so we're asking drivers to consider 95 the best alternative. traffic on the bw parkway being diverted on to 32 but stay off of it all together because no signs yet of when this accident is going to get cleared up. >> terrible. cbs this morning is next with the changing face of addiction. heroin use is soaring among women and middle class americans. holly philips has a new warning
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from the federal government. >> preventing the post-vacation blues. what you can do if you can't take that vacation from the vacation. >> just waiting for the vacation. >> larry and i will be back. we have a lot to cover in 25 minutes. we'll get you updated on any showers moving on in. >> get the wusa9 mobile app because the app is where it's at. >> see you at noon. have a great day. every cup has a story. dunkin' k-cup packs in my life were a good fit. a single serving for myself, it's pretty special. it is like having a dunkin' store in my home which is what i've always dreamed of. bring home delicious dunkin' k-cup packs today. your coffee, your dunkin'.
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good morning. it is wednesday, july 8th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." the mystery behind what caused a midair crash between an f-16 and a small passenger plane. we're on the ground where the search continues for victims. an illegal immigrant charged with murder in san francisco allegedly used a gun stolen from a federal agent. and two americans g areored while running with the bulls in pamplona, spain. we'll talk with one of them who's done it 38 times. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. the debris


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